Mia Love recently won the GOP nomination for the Fourth Congressional District in Utah. She will face incumbent Democrat Jim Matheson in the November election. What is unique about this election is that Love is trying to become the first Black woman to be elected to Congress as a Republican in the history of the United States.
Love is the daughter of Haitian immigrants. She was born in Brooklyn, New York. Her mother cleaned houses and her father was a custodian and drove a school bus. The family later moved to Connecticut and Love earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts at the University of Hartford. She then converted to Mormonism and moved with her husband to Utah. In 2004, she was elected to the city council in Saratoga Springs, Utah. Six years later, she was elected mayor of the town.
Here is a video of Mia Love discussing her candidacy.
Update: Mia Love lost to the Democratic incumbent by less than 3,000 votes.